Author(s): Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
The first book to explore the world's most significant architectural exhibitions of the 20th century
How do you exhibit a building, a locality, a city? Exhibit A reveals how architecture has pushed the boundaries of exhibition as a medium and how, in turn, exhibitions have shaped the discipline of architecture. Focusing on 80 landmark architecture exhibitions mounted in countries around the world between 1948 and 2000, and featuring 300 images, this groundbreaking overview is both a vital reference and a visually compelling study of the way we look at built work.
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen is an associate professor at Yale School of Architecture, where she teaches architectural design, history, and theory. Her award-winning books include Alvar Aalto: Architecture, Modernity and Geopolitics (2009), which won the Alice David Hitchcock Prize and Saarinen: Shaping the Future (2006), co-edited with Donald Albrecht, which won the Philip Johnson Award (SAH) and the Sir Banister Fletcher Award (Author's Club, London).